Police arrested a teenager in his suburban Sydney home for allegedly attempting to extort AU$2,000 from victims of the Optus data breach. The unnamed 19-year-old allegedly threatened to conduct financial crimes using the information of 93 individuals unless he received a payout.
Australia's largest telecom provider acknowledged Tuesday a data breach, but said the data came from a now-defunct employee rewards program from 2017. A company executive accused the hacker behind the breach of seeking to profit from a tense climate created by a much larger breach at rival Optus.
Upscale Asian hotelier Shangri-La Group has copped to a data breach incident that may affect hundreds of thousands of guests. The hotel detected unauthorized access to its guest database in July but didn't notify guests or regulators until September.
North Korea is using weaponized versions of open-source utilities to spy on the technology, defense and entertainment sectors worldwide. Microsoft says it spotted fake profiles of supposed job recruiters who really are Pyongyang hackers manipulating victims into downloading Trojans.
Chat app WhatsApp patched two memory-related flaw that could be exploited by an attacker as a first step to installing smartphone malware on Android or Apple devices. WhatsApp vulnerabilities can be highly valuable to malicious actors.
A phishing email led to the spread of the Cryptolocker Trojan inside the court system of Chile, adding to a growing list of cyber disruptions affecting the South American country. Court officials stressed that the virus was contained before it could disrupt judicial proceedings.
Ransomware hackers made good on a threat to publish patient and staff data stolen from a French hospital after administrators said they refused on principal to pay out. François Braun, French minister of social affairs and health, said that the government will "not give in to these criminals."
The chief executive of Portugal's state-owned airline said she will not negotiate with hackers even as the Ragnar Locker ransomware-as-a-service group posted online the data of 1.5 million customers. "We hope you support us in this ethical attitude," said Christine Ourmières-Widener.
Whoever stole $160 million from Wintermute, the cryptocurrency trading firm's CEO, Evgeny Gaevoy, would like the money back, minus 10% that's on the house. A hack of the London-based crypto market maker rocked the company, which supplies liquidity to cryptocurrency trading.
School is out for more than 3,000 students of a suburban Detroit district undergoing its second day of forensics analysis following an online attack. Students have been told not to use district-issued Chromebooks. Federal authorities have warned that school districts are targets of ransomware gangs.
Customers of app-based bank Revolut should be on guard for phishing attempts after a data breach exposed personal details such as names, emails and telephone numbers. The London-based fintech startup told Lithuanian authorities the hacking incident affects more than 50,000 customers.
A newly uncovered vulnerability in a wallet addressing tool may be the reason a hacker stole $160 million in digital assets from market maker Wintermute. The company's CEO tweeted that the company is solvent and will honor requests to repay lenders.
One of the internet's worst websites is down following a weekend hack that may have exposed the email, password and IP address of Kiwi Farms users. A statement on the site says hackers gained access to site administrator Joshua Moon's account. Site users stalk transgender and nonbinary people.
Apple issued a patch for a zero-day vulnerability likely exploited in the wild that allows a malicious iPhone app to execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges, marking the second smartphone kernel code execution bug fixed by the company in as many months.
Iran is again implicated in a cyberattack against Albania, this time on a border-crossing system. Albanian government officials acknowledged the attack on Saturday, just days after the country broke off relations with Tehran in a rebuke for launching an assault on Albania's e-government portal.